Posts tagged “Fiber”

Updated March 1

Premium Lock Reverse-pitch competition matches connection Qs with gigabit As

IgniteNC GigaPitch Showing North Carolina's potential for innovation and entrepreneurship in full tilt, industry and civic leaders challenged the best minds in the state Tuesday to present solutions to problems that our leaders in healthcare, public safety, transportation and education face. The solutions will be enabled by gigabit-speed fiber, the Internet of Things and massive connections of smart devices.

March 1

Premium Lock Gigabit 'Reverse Pitch' kickoff event draws statewide audience

Over 300 people across the state came together via simulcast last night for a RIoT event supporting US Ignite's national Gigabit Reverse Pitch initiative in North Carolina. Here's a recap from Tom Snyder of the RIoT grassroots organization and Monica Doss of New City Ventures.

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February 28

Premium Lock 'Smartness everywhere:' 6 top tech trends at Mobile World Congress + video

Mobile World Congress 2017 is underway with many of the world's top technology companies, leaders and entrepreneurs on hand at the event in Spain to talk about the best and latest emerging high tech, from Internet of Things and "smartness everywhere," to enhancing mobile video, 5G, the coming of age - and risks - of data, and the "augmented customer." Analysts at consulting firm Ovum offer their views on what they see as the top six trends to watch.

February 27

Premium Lock Previewing Mobile World Congress 'biggest gadget and services extravaganza' to date (+ video)

Mobile World Congress opening Monday in Barcelona is Mobile World Congress is guaranteed to be the biggest gadget and services extravaganza in the event's more than 20-year history, writes John Strand of Strand Consult, a global consulting firm in the U.K. Here's his preview. Plus, watch a video preview.

February 24

Premium Lock Earnings: CommScope, LendingTree beat Street

Earnings    Good news for investors in CommScope and LendingTree: Their latest earnings beat Wall Street estimates earlier this week.

Updated February 21

Premium Lock Corning to expand NC optical fiber plants, add 410 jobs

Fiber optic network                      Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.

Updated February 16

Premium Lock Despite big changes, Google Fiber says it's 'here to stay in Triangle'

Google Fiber is reaching out to assure Triangle customers - and potential ones - that the company is "here to stay in the Triangle." GF issued the statement Wednesday afternoon following a report of major changes within the company.

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February 6

Premium Lock FCC chair wasting no time in making changes, moves to address digital divide

"We want to make sure that our regulations match the realities of the modern marketplace," says new FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. He also takes steps to address the "digital divide."

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Updated February 1

Premium Lock Google Fiber expands to North Hills, opening service center in Raleigh

Google Fiber begins offering ultra-fast Internet and TV service in Raleigh's North Hills as of Wednesday. Plus. GF is opening a customer and retail center in Downtown Raleigh while also preparing to provide service to The Oaks community.

January 31

Premium Lock As fiber expansion continues AT&T gears up for ultra-fast AirGig trials

Project AirGig - utilizing patented technology to transmit data at fiber-like speeds over power lines - is coming closer to reality at AT&T with "at least" two trials coming this fall. Meanwhile, the communications will continue expanding its fiber network in the Triangle and elsewhere while also testing next-generation wireless broadband (5G).

January 31

Premium Lock Google Fiber expanding high-speed Webpass Internet service

Google Fiber, which recently paused its nation-wide expansion plans, is adding new markets again. But this time it's through high-speed point-to-point service called Webpass. No word on RTP expansion at this point, but gigabit Internet could be coming to a building near you for $60 a month.

January 30

Premium Lock In his own words: New FCC chair pledges to address 'digital divide'

Editor's note: Ajit Pai, recently named to be the new chair of the FCC, talks about his vision for the future of the agency in a speech at the FCC headquarters last week. At the top of his list: The "digital divide in this country."

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January 24

Premium Lock Analysis: What a Trump administration means for broadband, telecom industries

The Broadband Report       Editor's note: Analysts from Technology Business Research see major changes ahead in the telecom industry's future under a Donald Trump Administration. In the second of a multi-part report, the analysts predict what will happen under the FCC.

January 24

Premium Lock Pai 'deeply grateful' to be new FCC chairman

Ajit Pai Tweets Ajit Pai: "There is so much we can do together to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans and to promote innovation and investment."

January 23

Premium Lock Analysis: Trump administration likely to tip scales in telecom industry's favor

Fiber optic network                      Analysts from Technology Business Research see major changes ahead in the telecom industry's future under a Donald Trump Administration. In the first of a multi-part report, the analysts predict what will happen under the FCC.

January 23

Premium Lock 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai reportedly is Trump's FCC choice + Who is he?

President Donald Trump has reportedly picked Ajit Pai, a son of Indian immigrants and a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections.

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January 20

Premium Lock Cost of progress: Gas, water lines cut, holes left behind in fiber installation

Cut water lines, no power, gas leaks - these are just some of the issues that homeowners across the Triangle have reported as more and more communities upgrade to offer faster internet speeds using fiber optic cable.

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Updated January 19

Premium Lock Report: Pay TV subscribers shrink; streaming services, antenna-only households grow

You may be surprised to find out that the number of antenna-only households for TV service in the U.S. is growing. So, too, are Internet streaming subscribers. Suffering the consequences? A drop in pay TV subscriptions, says a new report.

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January 17

Premium Lock First customer signs on for fiber Internet in Holly Springs

Fiber optic network                      "Crazy fast fiber Internet" as Ting describes its service goes "live" today in Holly Springs with its first residential customer.

Updated January 16

Premium Lock Real IoT: In-home Wi-Fi demand surges as users link more devices

More than 70 percent of households with broadband access now utilize in-home Wi-Fi, and the availability of fast connectivity is encouraging users to link more devices than ever, says Parks Associates.

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